Friday, February 20, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness- Caught in the Act (Week 2)

This week I caught my across the street neighbor at an act of random kindness when I noticed him snow blowing and then shoveling out the fire hydrant between our houses on Monday. I'm not sure if in the other 14 years we've lived here that it's ever been shoveled out (it has a tall yellow stick to mark its presence...), but Dave is from the city and he has a different way of looking at things than us country folk.


I'm sorry to say his effort, though noble, didn't last long. We've gotten a ton of snow since and the snowplow has buried it once again.

For my part this week, I baked cookies and gave most of them away (to Ben, Sergio, and Nate) but made sure to keep enough to keep James and Hannah well supplied. And, fancy this, I shared my cookie recipe with a bloggy
/Facebook friend in Australia and she cooked up her own batch of Molasses Cookies. (These are Erin's cookies.) How cool is that?


Finally, I've been making a valiant attempt to keep both my fur and feathered friends fed. Probably because they're so much fun to watch... The bird feeder is well supplied and every few days I toss an ample amount of peanuts at the base of the tree. The birds like them as much as Little Red.

If you care to join the fun, post your own Random Acts of Kindness and hop on over to Betsy's and link up with the rest of us.
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15 comments:

  1. How nice of him. I can imagine lots of RAK in the winter with all the snow and some folks not able to do there own shoveling. Love your pictures Martha...I'll take a cookie with my coffee this morning. Thank you.

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    1. Cookies for your coffee! Right away.
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  2. Nice of him to do that . . .
    Great about the cookies and you looking after the feathered and furry creatures . .
    Can I have a cookie please? . . . lol

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    1. Eddie, I would be more than happy to share the cookies. We can have a regular old party! Would you like a cup of coffee too?
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  3. What a nice thing your neighbor did. If anyone needs that hydrant, the fire department will be happy it's clear and available!

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    1. I would have told an hour ago that it wasn't, but he dug it out again this afternoon.
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    2. I think he deserves the cookies!

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    3. Maybe he does. I wonder of he like molasses?|
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    4. Yes...he deserves some of your delicious cookies...
      Cheers!
      Linda :o)

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  4. What a nice neighbor you have...Bless his heart, he probably looks out the window and just sighs when he sees his hard work...covered up again. The cookies look so yummy. Molasses cookies are a favorite of mine. Blessing to you

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    1. Yes, Shug, he probably does. This is his first winter living out in the apple orchards and we have more snow than I've seen in years!
      Molasses cookies are right up there at the tp of my favorites list.
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  5. Molasses cookies are my FAVORITE!
    Now I have a hankering for one.
    Good job Martha.

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    1. Hi, Christine. I think I've always got a hankering for molasses cookies. That's why I don't make them too much.
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  6. Your cookies look delish and I'm sure the recipients thought so too.

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    1. One of my boys said he's hit the jackpot when I gave him a bag of cookies to take home. Things like that just make me want to do it again. (Smart boy!)
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